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VisionTek Mini eGFX Review - Mobility meets Utility
 

VisionTek Mini eGFX Review - Mobility meets Utility  

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Joseph
 Joseph
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Host Computer: XPS 13 9360
Intended Use: Playing games like Warframe, haven't been able to since primary PC stopped working.


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Yagoth
 Yagoth
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Joined: 8 months ago
 

I would like to be part of the give away. Long time lurker, this would be my first eGPU. I would to experiment with alternate power supplies.

Host Computer: XPS 15 9570 i7
Intended Use: CAD, Gaming, VR Gaming if possible.


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Yagoth
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Made account. See my account-less post below

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Tom Werner
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Nice clean and efficient setup. It would fit good to my Dell Inspiron 7577 which is my mobile workstation for 3D CAD and 3D printing.
The laptop ist the most upgrade able one I found last year (<1000 €) it has a m2 nvme slot, sata3 slot, can handle up to 32Gb DDR4 ram and has a full bandwidth tb3 slot.
The i7 does his job very well but if the integrated 1050 4Gb is working to, thermal throttle is the solution.


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Muhammet Ucar
 Muhammet Ucar
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Nice product. Slim and sleek. I'm a master student and using Yoga 720 15" for my thesis research in Architecture. Add me to the list. Thanks for the great review.


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Mike Harrington
 Mike Harrington
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Joined: 8 months ago
 

Using a new lenovo yoga 730 15....would use the enclosure for gpu rendering for 3d apps, and to assist the load while rendering out davinci resolve


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(@alexander_fagot)
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Hello there - yeah, a giveaway! I would use the Visiontek with my LG Gram 2018 15 inch and use it to help render videos using Davinci Resolve.

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PS195
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Thank you! Mid-2016 MBP with discreet graphics...looking to do a bit more video editing for my small business. Appreciate all of the efforts I see here and glad to be a part of the community.

2016 15" tMBP, 2.9GHz, 16GB/512GB, AMD460
LG 5k x2


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Matt H
 Matt H
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Joined: 8 months ago
 

Hey there! Thanks for the review. I would be rockin' it between computers. At home it would connect to my i5 Nuc and on the go I would use it with my macbook air 2018. Sometimes for gaming mostly at home off the nuc, and 3d animation/rendering when working away from home on my mac.


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(@throwaway_1_account)
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I have a Gigabyte Brix (BSI7HT-6500) that I use at school to do my work, but it doesn't have any gaming or rendering capability. I would use this to both play games and also be able to use rendering software for chemistry and biology molecular modeling for my major.

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(@alexander_fagot)
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Hi guys - anyone know, how you can get this from Europe? Visiontek does not sell the eGPU outside USA or Canada on their website and none of the international vendors they have listed on their site carry it either. Sucks ... one of the best eGPUs on the market apparently and they dont know how to sell it properly.

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itsage
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I have collected all entries so far in a spreadsheet. One more week to go until the winner is announced!  🙂

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(@x_crackerjack_x)
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I have a 15" 2016mbpro and i plan to use an nvidia card in bootcamp.

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Antony Davies
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Joined: 8 months ago
 

Mac mini - eGPU (likely rtx 2070 or gtx 1070) : training NNs.
Thx for all the eGPU info for Mac/OS and thunderbolt


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RaymanDK
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XPS 13 9370 - Been thinking about EGPU but I'm a student and it seems rather expensive. Been "playing" on the IGPU.

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BrianD
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Great review! Seems like a sweet package. I’d use it for gaming on my MacBook Pro 13”. I’ve never had a laptop that could run games so this would be perfect!


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yewu85
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This would be perfect for my 2016 15" MacBook Pro. I don't like the big enclosures so this would be perfect standing next to my MacBook.

My most intended use would be some gaming. Can't wait to see how Kerbal Space Program or Anno 1800 would look like maxed out.
Recently i'm also into some photography and video editing. This could speed it up a little!

Is the give away for us Europeans too? If so count me in!

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(@team_bedop_2_0)
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Long time lurker, been thinking about a EGPU for a while... like the idea of dual thunderbolt controller to ease latency on connected pheriphials...count me in for the giveaway. I'd like to use this for CAD and gaming on a Lenovo P51.

Lenovo P51
Zotac Amp mini 185w
Radeon RX570 sapphire Itx


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(@vladimir_caniga)
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Nice article!
I use Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop that has a dedicated nvidia 960m card, which is starting to show its age. When I was buying this laptop, I was planning to get my hands on one of these eGPU solutions and extend the laptop's life by greatly increasing it's graphics power. I wasn't able to buy any eGPU yet, mainly due to the high price of both the enclosures and the cards themselves, so this giveaway would be a perfect opportunity!
Thanks

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(@fellar031)
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Hello do you know how much the total weight of this egfx included the psu and the box? 
Also, is there any chance that they will sell it across Europe or Asian countries?
i would like to join the give away if its possible. my set up now is dell xps 9370 with hp omen which i will sell later due to financial reason.
i will use it for gaming purpose only with this setup. 

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Tinne
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I am using a 2018 MacBook 13-inch, and would love for it to be able to play some better games.


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Neil
 Neil
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Joined: 8 months ago
 

Would be nice to win the Limited Edition Mini eGFX bundle. I'd connect it to my HP Zbook15 G2 to help edit 360 videos


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Malcolm
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I'm using an xps13 9830 and a Lenovo gtx1050 dock but issues with mouse lag and keyboard either sticking or not responding hurt the experience. I'd be curious to see if the dual thunderbolt setup here help.


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Blob
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Great review. I ordered the limited edition with the R570 for my 2018 MBA on the basis of this review and have been delighted with it. Never thought I’d see my MacBook running Talos Principle smoothly at 4K on ultra!

I’m curious about replacing the fan however to get a silent solution. Noctua don’t seem to do a replacement in the right form factor. Any suggestions?


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(@berk_tepebag)
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I am using good old XPS 9350 for my master thesis, but now I am lacking some GPU power. Since I have to be able to move, I cannot have a desktop around. eGpu solutions are best fit for my problem but many of them are as big as an ITX case anyway. But this one is perfect, so small that I can put it in my back pack and carry with me. And the extra USB sockets will definitely help connecting external HDD's.

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mowglibook
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If it's not too late to take part, I have MBP 13" 2018 and use eGPU for work on MacOS (Adobe CS, Final Cut Pro) and gaming on Windows 10.

Mid 2018 13" MacBook Pro: 2.7 GHz i7, 16GB DDR3, 1TB SSD, Touch Bar, 4 TB3 Ports
eGPU: Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box - Thunderbolt F1.0_H2D - Holtek F1.3 - GV-RX580IXEB-8GD F2


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jay
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I have MBP 13″ 2018 and skull canyon; i want to report on cross compatibility with the limited edition 570 bundle
please enter me into the giveway

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itsage
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

Thank you all for the giveaway entries. @Mat_hd is the winner. We hope the VisionTek Mini eGFX RX 570 can further help him with modifying Radeon drivers for Boot Camp support.

 

Posted by: Mat HD

Hello I’m Mat from www.bootcampdrivers.com.
I modify, build and test AMD graphics drivers suitable for Macs running BootCamp (Windows 10), ensuring they are kept up-to-date alongside PC versions of the driver. I also make it easier for eGPU users to get their eGPUs up and running alongside their internal GPUs by baking support for both in one driver package.

I currently only have the ability to test the drivers on my m295X inside my iMac 5k from 2014.
With the VisionTek RX570 I would be able to test the eGPU with the drivers which will help to further improve stability and compatibility with newer driver releases.

Many thanks for accepting my entry and thank you for this excellent resourceful website!

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Sándor Turbucz
 Sándor Turbucz
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Anyone has any idea how/where to order this to Europe? Haven't found any solution so far.
Or someone getting from US to EU with some empty luggage space by any chance..? 😀


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(@fellar031)
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been looking this as well.  someone who live in the US, it might be good for you to buy and sell it on ebay with the acceptance of sending it internationally.  so, we can get the unit.  visiontek really doesn't supply this unit from the US yet and have doubt that they will sell it in Europe or united kingdom

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Matt Shin
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i want to know the weight of power delivery. Would you please tell me..?


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Matt Shin
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HOW's the power brick? i wish it's not heavy.. 700g or more?


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itsage
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The AC power adapter is heavy at 2.5 lbs.

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(@fellar031)
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Posted by: itsage

The AC power adapter is heavy at 2.5 lbs.

So, with the gpu, case and power brick, the total weight would be roughly similar to aourus gaming box?

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emmgee
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What is the noise level? I am looking to buy my first eGPU. I will use it for photo editing, not heavy-duty gaming. I'll put it under my desk but I would rather not listen to a noisy fan.

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